Lake District Eastern Fells Walks

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Best Walks from Glenridding and Patterdale

Glenridding and Patterdale are two small villages close to each other at the southern end of Ullswater in the Lake District. Glenridding is Cumbric in origin, with it’s name loosely meaning Bracken Glen. *Redïn, meaning ‘ferns, bracken’ (or rhedyn in Welsh), and *glinn, ‘valley’ or glen. Patterdale is simply Saint Patrick’s Dale. What’s In Glenridding and Patterdale?  Glenridding …

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Easy Walk Around Brothers Water

Easy Walk Around Brothers Water

There are few lakes as scenic as Brothers Water in the Lake District. This easy Lake District walk along the shores of Brothers Water takes in the best of this picturesque Lakeland gem. Would be an ideal walk to start from either Sykeside campsite or the Brotherswater Inn. Brothers Water was once named Broad Water, but …

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Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

The Fairfield Horseshoe is a high level walk around the valley of Rydal and can comfortably be considered one of the Lake District classics thanks to its combination of ridges, sweeping scenery and no-less than eight Wainwrights – all packed into just over 16 kilometres of superb fell-walking. It is perhaps the most famous circuits …

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Best Walks From Bowness and Windermere in the Lake District

Best Walks From Grasmere

Grasmere is regarded as the Lake District’s most visited village, mainly thanks to it’s most famous resident who made it the location of his first family home from 1799 to 1808, poet laureate Williams Wordsworth. It is found at the centre of the Lakes and takes it’s name from the nearby lake Grasmere, it also …

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Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike and Seat Sandal Walk from Glenridding

Dave Chick, from All the Gear, No Idea, shares his route along the Helvellyn ridge with this walk from Glenridding. This walk in the Eastern Fells of the English Lake District is a challenging route over proper fells, seven of them! Starting with Raise and finishing with St Sunday Crag, with Helvellyn in-between, it’s a …

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Red Screes from Kirkstone Pass

Red Screes is a peak easily reached from the Kirkstone Pass. You’re already an impressive 445m up, which is practically at the summit. Not quite, but only 350m of ascent will find you up top. There’s an easy path for the entire route, despite not appearing on the OS maps. This is can also be …

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Scandale and Red Screes Walk from Ambleside

The outlier of the Fairfield group, Red Screes is just enough for an easy day out if you can’t tack it onto a longer day from Fairfield. The Route Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site).